If you want to actually learn about the real history of the Catholic Church, I highly recommend Thomas Woods' 13 part series on the history of the Catholic Church. It is amazing how so many idiots think that Bill Maher and other buffoons are telling them the truth about the Catholic Church. For example Bill Maher has regularly told the same lie that religion has been responsible for most of the wars and violence over the centuries. He also mocks Catholics on a regular basis and accuses them of being an enemy of reason. Yet, the Catholic Church has demonstrated the highest forms of reason over the centuries than any other group. In fact, we can accurately say that the Catholic Church has built western civilization, and has given more dignity to human beings than any other group that has ever existed. What has atheism given us a group? Nothing, thats what.
I recommend that Catholics learn the history of their faith so when you run up against a parrot of Maher or Hitchens you can show them how ridiculous their statements are. Below is the first part of the series. Navigate to the right of the YouTube page to follow the rest of the series.